October 22 – November 1, 2017

With Antigua and Barbuda getting ready to celebrate our 36th Anniversary of Independence under the theme ‘Unite to Rebuild’, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority is inviting visitors to don our national colours and join Antiguans and Barbudans for amazing displays of national pride and heritage during the Independence Celebrations.

Powerful performances by choirs, the full theatrics by dramatic actors, and eclectic designs by national fashion designers, are all part of what’s in store during the week where all events are free to attend. There is nothing like watching the faces of school children as they showcase their marching prowess and agility on steel pan. Then join the National Dress Day in Antigua and Barbuda’s colourful madras, watch the customary parade of the troops and experience a true taste of Antigua and Barbuda, at the popular Independence Food fair.